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    Need advice on meds

    Hi. I take zyprexa for schizophrenic symtoms, cipralex for depression, mirtazapin, imovane and melatonin and sometimes valeriana for sleep. Now i wonder if i could do any changes because ive got more anxiety and more restless. I know all these have side effects. I may be trapping down on zyprexa...
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    Coming off olanzapine [zyprexa]

    Hi , I am currently coming off olanzapine . I was on 20mg daily . I have been reduced to 10 mg daily. Have noticed some anxiety and mental fogg . I am wondering if anyone else has had any withdrawals from olanzapine ? I want to come off completely. Or suggestions on what to watch for . Thanks in...
  3. D

    Starting Zyprexa Tonight

    So tonight my brother has decided to start Olanzapine (generic for Zyprexa). So he'll be on 25 mg of Paroxetine, 100 mg of Lamotrigine, and 2.5 mg of Olanzapine. Are there any suggestions or anecdotes anyone can offer before he gets on it?
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    Anyone get of Seroquel or Zyprexa?

    I have been stuck on Zyprexa for four years because I simply don't sleep with out it anymore. Seroquel people seem to have the same issue. I have tried micro tapers with no success so I am convinced I will have to take something for sleep the rest of my life. The 2 most likely candidates I...
  5. A

    Insomnia Rehab

    I am 3 medications for bipolar. Zyprexa 2.5mg just for sleep. Vraylar 3mg Lithium 450 I have been trying to get off Zyprexa unsuccessful over the last couple years do Zyprexa's sedation. Unfortunately I no longer sleep with out Zyprexa very well but I'm not sure if that would eventually...
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    Continuos muscle twitches after olanzapine and mirtazapine. Can it be tardive dyskinesia?

    Continuos muscle twitches after olanzapine and mirtazapine. Can it be tardive dyskinesia? Hello everyone, my name is Nicholas and I'm a 21 years old guy from Italy. I suffered from chronic insomnia from the age of 15 and in mid-February 2017 was prescribed before bedtime the antidepressant...
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    blood test, need zyprexa to show in system

    uhhh hello? i don't really know how to use this site,,, i didn't know where to go and i found this... anyways onto the issue, so i have a blood test soon, either this week or next I'm not really sure... it's to check meds and stuff idk... but here's the problem, I'm supposed to be taking zyprexa...
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    Hi, how's it going? Just registered this morning. I was diagnosed with simple schizophrenia when I was 20. I was put on 10mg of Zyprexa and was on it for 8 and a half years until I went on Solian. The Solian isn't as good for anxiety and I've had a few problems with the prolactin levels. But...
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    How much weight gain should be expected? Zyprexa

    EDIT: fixed math I'm on Olanzapine/Zyprexa and I have gained over 45 pounds over 3 years. Doing quick math 72(age of death)-22(current age) = 50 * 15= 750 pounds. I can conclude rather quickly that the weight gain can't be linear. What is a realistic weight gain expectation in the long...
  10. A

    What do you take for sleep?/Zyprexa vs Trazodone

    So I have been taking Zyprexa/Olanzapine for almost 3 years and gained almost 40 pounds. I'm concerned I am at risk for diabetes. I have tried other antipsychotics but I can't seem to sleep with out olanzapine. I have proposed to the doctor that I should take trazodone and something like...
  11. P

    150mg Effexor worse than hell with zyprexa combination

    Is anybody there? I take 75mg of effexor and zyprexa I used to take 150mg effexof but that amount with zyprexa was making mW suicidally depressed.now 75mg effexor is crap and making me very sad and low. I think I should switch antidepressants, maybe switch to Zoloft (Lustral)?I've been on...
  12. LittleAmphipod

    Help, horrible experience coming off Zyprexa (Olanzapine)

    Hi everyone, I've taken Zyprexa for about 4 weeks. Because of severe restlessness (akathisia), I decided to stop. After 3 weeks now, I'm still feeling severely restless. I also have this feeling that I don't recognize, I've never had it before. I feel like a zombie, like I'm dead inside, I...
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    Met my ex

    I met my ex today we went for a lovely meal and cinema I gave her flowers bought her perfume and a card and wrote a letter to tell her how I feel , it did not work she said she wants to stay friends I will admit I was absolutely heart broken and burst into tears in front of her but she gave me a...
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    experiences with zyprexa vs. seroquel?

    Hi guys and gals, I've been suffering from acute/periodic psychosis for the past 5 years. Have been on and off Zyprexa (olanzapine). In the interim periods between episodes, I'm left with medium amounts of anxiety. Due to this, and having gained 20kgs of weight due to zyprexa, my doc is...
  15. mmattdude135

    Best Medicines For Schizophrenia

    I was wondering what the best medicines for schizophrenia were. I am currently taking Zyprexa and I just started out on Haldol, but I am worried about the side effects of both medicine, such as weight gain and high blood sugar, in the case of Zyprexa, and tremors, in the case of Haldol. What...
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    That's the first time I post here. I always help other people. So... I got depression, I take Valium, Anafranil and Zyprexa... When I'm in crisis I drink so much alcohol and usually use cocaine. I want you to tell me what you do to relieve your crisis without alcohol or drugs. Help me please!
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    court case

    Nearly two weeks ago I finally agreed to take zyprexa (depot) but the psychiatrist still hasn't seen me and prescribed it. He has been on annual leave with no one taking over his duties. My dad is angry saying that for me to agree to take zyprexa is a huge step and very complex making the voices...
  18. V

    clozapine to zyprexa

    I'm going from clozapine 750mg to zyprexa 10/15mg Anyone know how long it takes for zyprexa to 'work'?
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    Med change

    Hi had my emergency meeting with my psych today apparently my schizophrenic "tendencies" are active. I got a med change , from seroquel at night instead I am on olazapine with valdoxan and 3 separate seroquel a daily. Has anyone here any experience with zyprexa? Good or bad?
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    On Zyprexa 10mg made me extremly worse and losing weight

    Hello, I don't know if this is the right place for me to ask so.. I've been on a very bad break-up (With a girl) and then I started to blaming myself to everything I did but that isn't all that happen, Then I started to confuse in my own gender (I'm a male confusing If I'm a straigt or LGBT)...